Ruth and Esther Theater
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Featuring the Creative Works of Dennis L. Dunn
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     Communion Mediations
          This section of my web site provides free Communion Mediations (aka, Lord Supper Devotions or Eucharist Devotions).

          They may be used free and without attribution (plagiarize away!).

          I offer the following suggestions related to this material:
          1.         Recognize Your Church's Culture CUT! 
                      My church allows longer thoughts.   Please recognize that for most churches, anything over 1 page is too much.
                      Culturally, we are used to very short Communion mediations.  As much as I love my words, I don't want
                      to hurt your message and ministry.  SO:  Cut!  Chop!  Hack!
                      (Of course, if you're the minister, no one will be concerned as long as the sermon is 2 minutes shorter.)
          2.         Practice!
          3.         Make it your own! 
          4.         Recognize that this is Important.
                      For the full section of Suggestions, please click here.
   Overview of Material; length; quality. CLICK BELOW TO REVIEW FILE
1.  Abide 
Takes John 15 as a reference point to discuss the basics of Christianity: faith, prayer, the Holy Spirit, His Words. 
Quality: 3 Stars.  Words (excluding rhyme): 547
   pfd file
2.  Adam
(The Serpant's Head
is Crushed)
TOO Long for most usage.  6 pages! 
Romans 5.  Explores what Adam's emotions were after The Fall.  Uses metaphors to illustrate Jesus' chrushing the serpants head.  
Quality:  4-5 stars.   Word Count: 1336
3.  Battle Scars
Describes the contraditions in Christianity and in Jesus emotions on the night of Passover.
A little too long for more churches, you'll have to cut.
Quality: 3 Stars.      Word Count: 748
4.  Christmas
He didn't stay in a barn
Encourages us to enjoy the wonder of Christmas, but also remember His sacrifice on the Cross.
Est. Quality: 4-5 Stars.  Word Count: 628
5.  Christmas     
   Fear Not
Every encounter with the angels led them to say: "Fear not."  We can be paralyzed by our fear.  The devil uses that.
Est. Quality:  3 stars.
Word Count:  527
6.  The Cup
Message on the sacrifice implied at the Cross and in accepting the Cup. 
Word Count: 679.   Quality: 3-4 Stars.
7.  The Cup (in rhyme) 
Christ's sacrifice shown in the cup.
The last page done in rhyme. 
Word Count: 377.   Quality: 3-4
8.  Drip, Drip, Drip.
aka, The Power of the Blood.
The cross changes things.  From courage to committment, from hatrid to love . . . 
Word Count:  Approx. 840 (long, but every word counts).  Quality:  5 stars (also used for Easter).
   pfd file
9.  Eat My Flesh (ugh!)
 "Whoever eats my flesh . . message on taking Jesus into our lives.
Quality:  3 stars
Word count:  327 (short); 580 (long)
 Word file.
10.  Family
Communion as part of the "Christian Family" and fellowship.
Quality:  4 stars.
Word Count:  427
11.  He's Been There
Uses the example of soldiers' identification with others who have been in conflict to lead into Heb. 4 of our High Priest having experienced every temptation.
Quality: 4 stars.
Word Count: 400 (short); 639 (long) 
12.  Humilation
The Valley of Humiliation
At Communion, Jesus warned Peter and if we examine ourselves He's willing to warn us.  But even if we fail and fall into the Valley of Humiliation there is Hope in Him.
Quality:  4 stars
Word Count: 795 (sorry)
   pdf file